Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Spring is Coming!

Spring is coming and that means the reenactment season is near. We don't do much in the Summer, a bit more in the Fall and Winter, so I really look forward to the Spring. Everything is fresh, we have bundled up all Winter and it is time to relax in our 19th century clothing. Relax? Oh yes! All of my period clothes, authentically styled, are comfy. Folks knew that natural fibers wore better and were more comfortable. When someone says...Isn't that long dress hot? I want to reply...Not as hot as that synthetic short set you are wearing made of recycled cola bottles! You see I get breezes that most folks don't get!!

Fact is, sometimes it is hot no matter how much you have on or take off!

The biggest part of our joy is that the grandchildren enjoy our hobby along with us. They LOVE dressing and acting out their parts. They will study language, mannerisms and how to wear the clothes so they will be their best.

We play a Reverend and his wife in some situations. I guess that's alright since we are a ministerial couple and we try to serve God in all that we do. In fact, that is our daily goal...to live before God, to help others and to inspire others still.

The picture above was me last Spring, a peddlar spinning and selling her goodes.

Hope we see you 'in the field' someday soon!


  1. Ah spring! It won't be too long will it. It can be spring in our hearts before it is outside. Can't it?

  2. Oh the magic of Spring, brings new life to everything. I love wearing my vintage clothing as well, takes me to a time and place where simplicity is supreme. Inspiring pic of you in front of your tent.
    Post again soon, miss you.

  3. That sounds so fun. We do a reenactment of the pioneer trek west and all wear authentic clothes and pull huge handcarts up and down hills and through the mountains. We stay two nights and play pioneer games. We have mock burials and everything. It's wonderful. -Steph-

  4. Thanks for the update. This year we have two scottish balls to go too!